All Posts Tagged With: "Putin"

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Fatalists in the Kremlin

In this column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, journalist and military expert Aleksandr Golts sums up Putin’s first year of foreign policy upon his third return to the presidency – one dominated, in more ways than one, by international isolationism.

Jan 4, 2013 | Continued
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‘Four and a Half Hours of Banality and Repetition’

Journalists, analysts, and politicians respond to Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference.

Dec 21, 2012 | Continued
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Kudrin Calls 2012 ‘Year of Missed Opportunities’

Former Finance Minister and close Putin confidant Alexei Kudrin has named 2012 a “year of missed opportunities” because of the Russian government’s failure to take the opportunity of public outrage about fraudulent parliamentary elections to push through democratic reforms.

Dec 19, 2012 | Continued
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Nemtsov on Putin’s Address: They Will Not Break Us

On the occassion of the annual presidential address to the Federation Council, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov lashed out at Putin’s cynicism and hypocrisy and called for activists to stand in solidarity.

Dec 13, 2012 | Continued
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Per Stalin’s Wishes

In this column for, independent political commentator Sergei Shelin warns against trends in military spending and economic policy that are heavily reminiscent of Soviet times.

Sep 8, 2012 | Continued
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Putin Signs Internet Blacklist Law

A new law signed today by Vladimir Putin marks a step towards introducing censorship of the Russian internet.

Jul 30, 2012 | Continued
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Only 15% of Russians Fully Support Putin’s Views

New poll results from the Levada Center show that only 15 percent of Putin’s are in full agreement with their president’s views, indicating a steady decline in support.

Jun 25, 2012 | Continued
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The Degradation of Putin’s Dictatorship

In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, former Yeltsin aid and specialist in political corruption Georgy Satarov discusses the current regression of Putin’s dictatorial regime and provides advice – and hope – for opposition protesters. Exclusive translation by

Jun 19, 2012 | Continued
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Yulia Latynina: Legalizing the Loot

Renowned journalist Yulia Latynina describes the blatant corruption that influences whether the Russian state decides a company should be privatized or nationalized.

May 26, 2012 | Continued
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Violence in Moscow as Riot Police Squeeze Sanctioned Anti-Putin Protest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tens of thousands of anti-Putin protestors in Moscow arrived at a sanctioned rally site only to find it overrun with thousands of OMON riot police…

May 7, 2012 | Continued